http://bible.com/406/eph.5.15-18.erv So be very careful how you live. Live wisely, not like fools. I mean that you should use every opportunity you have for doing good, because these are evil times. So don’t be foolish with your lives, but learn what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, which will ruin your life, but be filled with the Spirit.
I was talking to my dad the other day and we started talking about why he does not drink. Amazingly it was the same reason that I drink sparingly, it makes us sick lol
I often hear people say that drinking is a sin, well so is eating if it is a bad habit. Anything that you make a small god in your life is a sin, that is not what this post is about.
When I was younger we used to have so much fun playing quarter bounce. I was the queen, I could make many shots in a row and I prided myself on my skill. But I still got drunk too, because we were all good at it, we did it daily. One day I realized that I hated the feeling the next day, ugggggg you know life is crazy when you have hangover remedies. I can remember fussing at my mother about how she allowed drugs and alcohol to ruin her life but my anger at her was not tje same for myself because I was just having fun.
I had a revelation, she started out having fun too. My mom was a young girl looking for a way to run from her problems so she started hanging with a new crowd and having fun, then one day it was no longer fun but a requirement. I look at my favorite uncles, aunts and cousins, they were fun to be around but they died young of alcohol and drug related ailments . I started counting my loved ones who were on drugs and alcohol and who were no longer with us because of it. I had one cousin die of alcohol related illness at 28, another in her early 30’s. Both of those left small children who has had to live a lifetime without them. I started counting the members in my immediate family who have or is suffering with addiction.
My mom’s mom, my mom, her sister, my brother most of my cousins. My dad’s side, his mom, most of his siblings, many of my cousins. I started thinking, the odds of my drinking becoming a problem were extremely high, and I don’t want that for myself so made a decision, not me. No, drinking is not a sin but it can easily become a problem in your life if you use it to escape your real life. This is a no judgement zone but I would pray that we all look at our own lives and families to see what legacy we were left.
These post woke me up to get on the page, not sure why but the word says obedience is better then sacrifice. Be blessed.